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5 tips to make tracking your spending simple My wife and I have tracked our personal spending for nearly three years. It sounds like an enormous task (we have 8 accounts between us), but it isn’t. Tracking our spending only takes a few minutes each week. Here

Posted in Life

Does 15 minutes of fame mean anything in 2015? My friend (and client) Jake, currently has the #1 article on Reddit. The picture blog (original article here) or news article with pictures  is about his mother and is titled This is what Early Onset Dementia looks like. On Tuesday 26th May at 8:10am,

Posted in Goals & Personal Development, Life

6 Facts of Tax – Why your deductions are worth more and you pay less tax than you might think You probably pay less tax than you think and your deductions are worth more than you realise. Read the 6 facts of tax and check out the tables below to understand: Why you pay less tax than you might

Posted in Making Money, Tax

No money turns 5! (thoughts from five years of running a blog of financial tips)   Why did you start the website? Five years ago, I decided that I wanted to help people with their finances. I read the news and looked online a lot and there was so much information for older

Posted in Goals & Personal Development, Life, Random, Website Updates

Got Married or changed your name – tell the ATO or your refund will be delayed   If you have changed your name, the ATO are now holding tax refunds until the ATO has been provided with proof of the name change.   Most commonly, this would occur if you got married recently, but of

Posted in Life, Tax

Don’t wait until 31 October to get a tax agent or lodge your tax return   A girl I worked with told me that she had prepared her tax return but was waiting until 31 October to lodge her tax return. I told her a few reasons why that wasn’t a good idea:  

Posted in Life, Tax

When will I get my tax return refund and what can I do if it doesn’t come?   Below is information on how quickly you should receive your tax refund, and what to do if you don’t receive it. Most refunds within two weeks, nearly all within three The ATO processes most individual tax returns within

Posted in Life, Tax

Why your net pay has reduced Happy new financial year! You have probably by now received your first pay for the 2015 financial year. Unfortunately, there are a few reasons why your take home pay has reduced from last financial year.   New financial year

Posted in Tax

Why I accept some invitations from people I haven’t met on LinkedIn I have had a number of LinkedIn connection requests for a year or two that I hadn’t accepted. Today I decided to accept a number of them for the following reasons:   Great way to start to meet like

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How do you and your partner manage your finances?   I read an interesting article from Forbes. It claimed that the way that you and your partner manage your finances might not be the best way.   How do you and your partner handle your finances? Every couple

Posted in Debt, Goals & Personal Development, Saving Money

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